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LORD GREY
LADY OF THE LAKE

Shire Records
Produced by: Tony Silva & Andy Pinkham

Released: OUT NOW Relatives: Savannah
GENRE: AOR
OVERALL: 82%

  1. Feel The Fire
  2. Never Change Your Heart
  3. Lady Of The Lake
  4. Premonition
  5. Give My Life For You
  6. Leave It In The Wild
  7. Right Or Wrong
  8. Walk'n
  9. Gypsy Soul

Lord Grey is of course the very first album recorded featuring Savannah's vocalist Earl Lord and drummer Tony Silva.
It has remained unreleased until now and I have to say of all archive releases out there, this is a welcomed addition to the family.
Lord Grey is very much in the same vein as Savannah, but a little less with the Journey comparisons and more with the straight ahead melodic rock that bands like Danger Danger and Prophet forged ahead with.
This early taste of Earl Lord compares strongly with Ted Poley and the music is straight up guitar and keyboards mixed American melodic rock.
The songs are all good quality and the production shapes up favourably, although this is obviously dated in the sense that it was recorded in the late 80's.
Savannah bassist Marc Kolodziej plays on several tracks, so the comparisons to that band only get stronger.
BOTTOM LINE: First rate 80's American melodic rock. This was the first album recorded to feature Tony and Earl, so if you like, this album was a prelude to Savannah's debut album. If you are a fan of that album and the band in general, this is likely to impress greatly. 80's rock fans should definitely check it out, the song writing is extremely good.
PRODUCTION: 78% SONGS: 86% VIBE: 83%ATTITUDE: 80%
ESSENTIAL FOR: All fans of Savannah and fans of commercial 80's American melodic rock.




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